Ever wonder about that great day? When every knee is bowed and every tongue is confessing?
Just think about it, nothing else will be happening, nothing, not a single thing but praising the Lord. Cell phones won’t be ringing, appointments won’t be made or kept, soccer practice will be canceled, the latest happenings on social media sites will all stop.
The loudest cease and desist order ever. A phenomenon.
And what I find most interesting about this wonderful day is that our opinions, opinions of people, our opinion of places, and our opinions of things won’t matter in the least. Our opinions won’t even be distant memories. That on that day, the main and most unrelenting focus will be on Jesus Christ the Savior.
So why do you condemn another brother (sister)? Why do you look down on another brother (sister)? Remember, we will all stand before the Judgment seat of God. (Romans 14:10)
Now let’s take a look at Jesus’ actions and our opinions. The ‘right now’ opinions we all have. And ask some questions. How important is my mine? How important is yours? Of others? Haven’t we all at one time or another felt the desire to have a one-up on someone’s intelligence or life circumstance.
Choosing to see conviction over redemption.
We can relate? Can’t we? We do (have done) good things. We do (have done) things that are shameful. Things that have changed our lives. Things that have changed others opinions of us.
But how do we react when our own story is out the open? Better yet, dug up? Or when another person has shared their testimony? Do we show our true colors? Or do we paint a redeeming portrait of Jesus Christ in our own life?
Our Christian walk and talk is our evidence.
…he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. (Philippians 2:8)
Jesus’ earthly ministry could be looked upon as short-lived but it was influential to say the least. Not a single chat, teaching, correction, rebuke, conversation, lecture, and more importantly, sacrifice, was ever without being about His Father’s business. (Luke 2:49)
So let’s go Christians, the next time we have a comment to make or an opinion to give, let’s remember that we can either show our own true colors or paint a beautiful, redeeming portrait of Jesus Christ.
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